Analysis Of Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytical Theory

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Register to read the introduction… It also states that there are three divisions of personality structure and that the attributes that define our personality lie in our unconscious. According to Freud, psychosexual development plays an essential role in the development of our individual personalities and in defining who we are. It is divided into five stages, including a latent stage in which sexual development halts and sexual desires become dormant. Successful completion of each stage will be followed by forward advancement on to the next stage, while unsuccessful completion of a stage will cause one to develop negative fixations on elements that are particular to that stage of development and contributes to an unhealthy personality. Freud’s theory divides human personality into three sectors: Id, Ego, and Superego. The Id is the part of our personality, which we are born with. The Id is selfish, cares only about its own necessities, and demands immediate gratification. It is motivated by primal impulses such as sex, hunger, and anger. The Ego is the second element of our personality, which develops around the age of three. It is based on principles of reality and serves to satisfy the Id while being realistic and aware of the needs and desires of others. The Superego is the third element of our personality and it develops …show more content…
What he discovered, it has been suggested, was the extreme prevalence of child sexual abuse, particularly of young girls, even in respectable nineteenth century Vienna. He did in fact offer an early 'seduction theory' of neuroses. He quickly withdrew this theory because of it being discouraged , and replaced with theory of the unconscious.
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In whole, Sigmund Freud is one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. Over the years, his work became more complex and wider in scope, less influenced by biology, and more humane. Once his name was established, people traveled to see him and wrote to him from all over the world. What these people sensed in him was his interest, his ability to put himself in their place, and his generous desire to help them.
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